The Libertines confirmed as final 2015 Reading/Leeds headliner

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The Libertines have been confirmed as the third and final headliner for the 2015 Reading/Leeds Festival.

Returning to the event which hosted their first live comeback in 2010, the band lead 50 new names to have been added to Reading/Leeds. “We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year,” drummer Gary Powell comments.

“As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then – but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way.”

The Maccabees, Swim Deep, Everything Everything, Boy Better, Cancer Bats, Django Django, The Wombats, Frank Turner, Ash and Radkey are among those to have also been confirmed for the festival which as ever will take place over the August bank holiday weekend, joining other headliners Metallica and Mumford & Sons.

“What a band to announce as our third headliner,” organiser Melvin Benn states. “The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.”

“I’m excited to announce over 50 other phenomenally talented acts today who will bring amazing performances for our fans. I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year.”

A message from your third headliner…. MYSTERY SOLVED #libertines #petedoherty #randl15

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